A new system forms in the tropics
Tropical Depression Sixteen forms in the southwestern Caribbean Sea.
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm later today or tonight. If it becomes a Tropical Storm, it would get the name “Otto”. A landfall in Nicaragua and/or Costa Rica is expected by late Thursday.
4:00 AM EST Mon Nov 21
Location: 11.5°N 79.4°W
Min pressure: 1002 mb
Max sustained: 35 mph